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IBST is a member of Medilink South West, the region’s life science industry network.

IBST is a member of the Health & Life Sciences Sector Group.

Our purpose is to engage with local life sciences, health and social care organisations to explore areas that could be developed to promote the health and life sciences business sector in the West of England LEP region.





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ctgChelsea Technologies Group

Company profile:

We have designed and manufactured analytical instrumentation systems for medical diagnostics applications for over 30 years, with the proven ability to take ideas from first concepts to final serial manufacture. Our team of 30 staff covers the following disciplines:

  • Mechanical & product design
  • Electronics (analogue and digital)
  • Software (embedded & application)
  • Science/technology (optics, fluid handling, temperature control, etc.)
  • Manufacturing

Core skills are in optical based measurement and over the years we have worked on biosensor systems based on: evanescent waves, SPR, fluorescence coupling and microarray. Developments have ranged from low cost Point of Care readers to sophisticated laboratory instrumentation.

Main products and services:

Chelsea operates in four main business areas:

  • Life Science instrumentation
  • Oceanographic and environmental sensors
  • Military sensor systems
  • Homeland Security

In the Life Science market we primarily offer instrument and system development services for our clients. We sell our own range of sensors into the oceanographic, environmental and military markets and have been involved in two government sponsored projects in the Homeland Security sector.

Collaborations Sought:

Contract R&D, Joint venture, Grant based collaborative R&D (e.g. TSB collaborative awards, FW7, etc.), IP licensing.


55, Central Avenue
West Molesey

Country:   United Kingdom
Telephone:   020 8481 9000
Area of Operation:   Sensor Systems
Company Size:   Small 10-50 employees
Type of Company:   Private Limited Company
Year Established:   1965